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March 30th, 2015 · Comments Off on Finishing

With the ankle being what it is, I’ve had more sitting around time than I’m normally used to.  It is getting better and I managed to commute into the office this morning without too much of a problem.  I am sore though and halfway from the ferry thought it had been a bad idea to even try it.  Sitting down now, it is much happier.  It will be even better when the ibuprofen, which I meant to take before I left the house but didn’t, kicks in. 

Anyway!  I finally finished that pair of socks.  It is safe to say, that was my last pair of two-at-a-time-afterthought-heel socks.  I didn’t like the afterthought business, nor was I very happy with the two at a time.  Might be why it took me so darned long to finish them. 

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The yarn, as it almost always is, is from itw.  The Rav project details are here.

Along the finishing line, I also *finally* wove in the ends on the last pair of socks.  These go back a long ways.  Didn’t realize they were sitting around waiting for that. 

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These babies are for Miss Kat.  And yes, as soon as I was done with my socks, I took care of hers. This meant that it was time for new socks!

I haven’t knit with my own handspun in a while, it was time.  I recently posted this yarn as I spun it.. The fiber was spun and plied on my Hansen.  I did it a true 3-ply.

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For the curious, this is the fiber info:

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All wound up and sock started:

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Why yes, one at a time 🙂  Here it is this morning on the train:

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Love it!  As of getting off the ferry this morning, I am ready to start the heel.  Which I didn’t do this evening.  Tomorrow is another day.

I also finished up another project that has been hanging about.  The knitting has been done a while, I wove in the ends. All that remains is a good soak.  Qualifies as finished in my book 🙂

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This was my second Emergency Landing, and probably not my last. It’s a nifty little sweater and I’m quite pleased with how it came out.

Not to be done there, I also plied more yarn.  This final batch is 4oz braid of ITW in Inara, Polwarth/Mulberry silk.  I spun it on the Pegasus and n-plied on the Hansen.  It shall become socks.  Maybe.

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And on that note, I’m tired and sore.  Going to enjoy watching pre-season baseball and call it an early night.

Tags: Adult · Socks · Spinning

Not crazy

March 23rd, 2015 · Comments Off on Not crazy

I have to admit that I’m not crazy about the after-thought heel. I’m also not thrilled with two at a time. Halfway through this pair I swapped them to one at a time.

I just finished the heel of the first one and am fighting the urge to rip the second back and do a normal heel.

I’m getting nice knitting time since I stepped in a pothole and rolled my awesome right ankle. I’ve been off my feet since Thursday 🙁

– Craft on!

Tags: Socks


March 10th, 2015 · Comments Off on 2015.2

Yup I do still knit socks!

Having decided a few pairs back that two at once isn’t all terrible, I on another pair that way. I didn’t like the heel I had been using so I’m trying something different and new this go around. Would you believe that after all these years of knitting socks that I’ve never done an afterthought heel? Hard to believe I know! I’m finally trying it now. So far so good. That reddish pink row is the placeholder for the heel.

The picture was taken yesterday so I’m a little further along now. Hope to finish up the tubular knitting in the next day or so and then get to the heels. If I like this approach, I might just invest in some semi solids to use for heels and toes 🙂

– Craft on!

Tags: Socks · Uncategorized

Another New Year

January 2nd, 2015 · Comments Off on Another New Year

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Tags: Socks

Day Four

August 14th, 2014 · 1 Comment

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Here is day four of the sock.  I didn’t knit on the way home last night.  I finished up the heel this morning and started up the cuff.  Caught the local train so I had a bit more knitting time.

Today is the company outing to Governor’s Island so I’ll have bonus knitting time today.

Craft on

Tags: Socks

Another Day

August 13th, 2014 · 1 Comment

Another 24 hours later and here’s the sock…

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I’ve got two short rows left and the heel is done.   I’m trying something new for the heel.  This is the OMG Heel from Megan Williams.  SpinKnitLove inquired about the technique in yesterday’s comment and it seemed serendipitous considering I was about an inch shy of starting a heel.   Not sure how it fits yet, but I like the technique so far!  I love that there’s always more to learn in the fiber arts.

On another note, anyone know when AIG put their name back on their building?  I remember when the pulled it down in the midst of the financial crisis, but I’ve been out of lower Manhattan since June of 2011.  I noticed it on my way to the office sometime last week.

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Interesting times.

Craft on!


Tags: Socks


August 12th, 2014 · 1 Comment

Same sock 24 hours later:

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I’m about an inch shy of starting the short row heel.  Ah, it is good to be back.  I do think the next project is not going to be socks.  My niece has requested a sweater and I promised her one.  I think I’ll do Knit ‘n Tonic’s Swing Coat.  I made one for my little girl ages ago and even have more than enough of the same yarn left.  I was able to locate the yarn in stash and while I couldn’t find the electronic version of the pattern, I have the printed copy I used way back in ’05.  Glad I save the print outs!  I wasn’t eager to buy another copy.

Time to get some bugs out.

Craft on!

Tags: Socks


August 11th, 2014 · 1 Comment

So I’ve been working in the city again now since May 19th.  I’ve now finished my fourth pair of socks since I’ve been back!  My train ride isn’t all that long, 30 min each way if I catch the express, with another 15 min on the ferry, but that’s 45 min I didn’t have at all when I was driving to work.  Here’s the pair I finished off on the boat Saturday:


To spice things up, I knit these cuff down with the flap heel!  Haven’t knit one of those in so long I had to look up a pattern.  The yarn is the June 2014 Into the Whirled club yarn.


This morning I cast on the next pair, also in Into the Whirled yarn, colorway is Mukhina.  Love the names that Cris comes up with.


By the time the ferry hit Wall Street, I’d finished the toe.


Craft on!

Tags: Socks


June 11th, 2014 · 1 Comment

These socks need to be renamed the Screw Up Pair. First I made the second one 4 stitches too narrow. Needless to say that I had to rip it out as it did not fit Kathryn.   I just checked my progress on the now re-enter cuff to see how much further I had before starting the ribbing:


My thumb nail is where the ribbing began on the first sock. I know what I’m doing tonight.  Seriously you’d think that this was my first pair!

Craft on!

Tags: Kids · Socks


May 19th, 2014 · 2 Comments

I started my new job today. So far so good. The people are all really nice and my fellow geeks are super cool. And I have my knitting train time back!


Craft on!

Tags: Socks